American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the hollow part of the leg behind the knee joint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the ham, or back of the knee.
- adj. anatomy of the area behind the knee.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint.
- adj. of or relating to the area behind the knee joint
- From Late Latin popliteus, from Latin poples ("ham, knee"). (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin popliteus, from Latin poples, poplit-, ham of the knee. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Absence of the artery altogether, as in Manec's case, where the popliteal was a continuation of an immensely enlarged sciatic.”
“A Baker's cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear.”
“He was hit in the back of the knee by a bullet that clipped his popliteal artery and his boot began to fill with his blood.”
“The anatomical description of its location is the midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.”
“I was dissecting the popliteal space the other day, and she asked me if it was Scarpa's triangle!”
“With the body part that gets about as much sexual attention as the popliteal fossa:* your nose.”
“• If your knees feel discomfort, use a rolled-up towel, pillow, or blanket as a cushion behind the knee joint in the popliteal area, if you know where that is.”
“Dislocated knee, tore everything, ruptured my popliteal artery and almost lost my leg.”
“Yesterday, he had surgery on both knees, something we learned only after the procedures were complete: Earlier, Stephen E. Schmidt, Mr. Cheney's chief spokesman, said doctors would operate only on the popliteal artery in the vice president's right knee.”
“- Precautions: take care not to incise too deeply if the abscess overlies major blood vessels (the carotid, axillary, humeral, femoral and popliteal regions).”
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